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    So our new puppy Missy is an 11 week old BC cross and I have put her out in the backyard for the first time today and she is so whingy and crying. I know this is totally normal for her because she no longer has her mother and siblings. But how do I make it easier for her? I really don't want her in the house because she just wee's and poos everywhere and the only place she will lay is on our lounge. Im also upset that I can't go out anywhere because of fear she will did a hole or find a spot to get out, so im stuck at home with the kids on the school holidays because the real sook in this situation is me

    What can I do?

    And she is sooo loud when she yelps and cries that im scared the neighbours will complain.

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    They all sound like pretty normal issues to have with an 11 week old pup. Pups are hard work.

    If you want her to like being outside, I think you should try and make outside a place she associates with fun. So lots of doing fun stuff with her outside first. Making sure she has a spot to rest where she feels safe. Lots of bones and kongs and fun toys that she only gets when she's outside, etc. And probably do lots of walking in and out at first. Don't stay inside long enough for her to start whining, because then you'll reinforce the behaviour if you go out when she's doing that.

    I'm sure people with more experience with little puppies will recommend crate training her to solve your toilet training issues. Do you currently take her outside at regular intervals to do wees and poos?

    Alternatively, you could leave her in the laundry or bathroom when you go out? Again, you would have to do some work on getting her to associate this with fun and feeling safe.

    I'm a little bit surprised that you had not foreseen these kind of issues before you got the pup though?

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    She will get use to it after a while. If you give into her she will think that crying = getting her way which is being inside on the lounge. Maybe if you put her in the laundry while you go out with a piece of your clothing (so it has your smell) and the radio or TV on (so she hears voices and thinks there are people there) until she gets a bit bigger and use to spending time alone.

    I don't think she will be able to dig herself out yet, if you left her with some toys and a puppy kong or something similar she would be occupied.

    I left both of my dogs home alone from 6 weeks of age and they were fine. The yard destruction didn't come until much later!

    For me tough love is the answer!

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    Beloz Thanks for your advice, I did know that getting a puppy is hard work, I guess im just letting it all get to me. She is currently at the back door sleeping and I have gone out and gave her some praise and some treats. I did leave her in the bathroom the other morning for an hour...that was a bad idea, she poo'd and walked in it and then jumped on every wall there was. I do have a old chook pen up in the back yard and it has a small utility shed but it is all over grown and home to many spiders. I have ordered a crate and it should be here next week. I guess im just feeling a little overwhelmed atm

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    Raising A Puppy | Dog Star Daily

    My puppy only weed in the house when I stopped paying attention. And she only pooped if she had a stomach upset and couldn't get out fast enough.

    I blame myself each time.

    One method you can try to help you pay more attention - is attach a lead from your puppy to you so she can't go anywhere without you noticing.

    As soon as she puts her nose down to sniff, take her outside.

    Also take her out as soon as she wakes up, after her meal, and after play. And every hour or so.

    And do not let her back in until you have seen her pee or poo, ideally both. Pay attention to what time she poos, eg how long after she's eaten does she poo and make sure she's outside at these times.

    Do persist with your dog training.
    http://www.dogstardaily.com/video-cc.../field_video_0

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    Hopefully things will go a bit more smoothly once you all get into a routine and get the crate.

    I personally hate having to deal with wee and poo, so I do understand the 'getting to you' part. Things always seem less bad when you have a strategy for dealing with it though.

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    I don't get people wanting a dog to be an outside dog. It really isn't that hard to toilet train, yes there will be some accidents along the way but really? Take the dog out every hour or so, teach it that if it wants to be inside it must be on its bed, they learn so fast its pretty poor form to be banishing a dog to outside cause it wee's and poops everywhere and will only sleep on the lounge. You need an education imo. Take your dog to puppy school and then to dog training. Seriously, if you aren't going to train it, sell it now, cause the problems are only going to get worse. Sorry to be harsh, but IMO that is the truth.

    Edit : this dog is a border collie cross? Its going to need serious amounts of both mental and physical excercise. If you aren't up to the task, move the dog to a home that is. You will have all sorts of problems if you're giving up already!
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    I don't get the outdoor part either. I read a great article in defense of the inside dog a while back. The main argument was that the dogs learn infinitely faster how to behave nicely when they're truly a part of the family.

    In Western Europe most dogs are inside dogs. I reckon their bite stats are much lower too, but I haven't gone looking for evidence to back that up yet.

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    I think its nicer having them around as well. Both of mine were outside only in our last rental house and I really didn't like them being separated. Now that we own our own house they are back in again when we are home and I like it much better having them sitting with us while do what ever we are doing.

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    Bec, if it is overwhelming now, just imagine in a few months time if You can not put the time and effort in now.

    Can you put in all the walks, stimulation that the pup will need?
    Will you have a dog that jumps on the kids, scratches them, mouths them with those sharp puppy teeth and their toys outside will be chewed etc etc etc.

    Will the pup have a safe area to be to get away from the kids?

    Just had this convo with my older son who got a lab puppy a few years ago and she had to be rehomed.
    He recons it will go a lot better now.
    Thank goodness he listened to me this time and he had forgotten all the stimulation needed.

    They are getting a kitten.
    Gearing up for it first, having it all ready. They will go to rescues.
    Oh thank goodness.
    There is no way in hell with 4 kids under 7 yrs of age, all having extra curricular activities etc etc would there be the time for an inside outside small pup.

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